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Boyd v. Owen, 05-3587

In a suit brought against a child welfare investigator and her supervisor alleging violation of the plaintiff's rights to due process in their investigation of a claim of child abuse, denial of defendants' motion for summary judgment on grounds of qualified immunity is reversed and remanded with instructions to grant the motion where plaintiff failed to meet his burden of demonstrating that the alleged constitutional violation was clearly established when it occurred.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/22/2007
  • Published 03/22/2007


  • ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, MANION, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Greg E. Roosevelt (argued), Edwardsville, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Erik G. Light, Office of the Attorney General, Mary E. Welsh (argued), Office of the Attorney General Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellants.
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